Iris Apfel Launches Shoe Line With HSN

22 October 2012 by

Who says you have to slow down with age? Iris Apfel, fashion maverick and self-proclaimed 'geriatric starlet,' recently celebrated her ninety-first birthday and shows no signs of stopping.  Along with her bag collection, jewellery pieces, and her colourful, dynamic line for MAC , Madame Apfel is launching cute and colourful shoe line with HSN.

Described as 'a rare bird who has always been ahead of her time,' this spit-fire pheonix is always reinventing, but never fading from fashion limelight. And this mantra seems to have inspired her future projects, as the HSN collection is aptly named the Rara Avis collection, which means 'rare bird' in Latin. The collection consists of five bright and comfy pairs, ranging in price from around £35 to £65. The blue-suede Mary Jane's are adorable and very Zooey Deschanel, while we could see Alexa Chung rocking the bird-of-paradise sequined loafers (perhaps with a pinapple or palm tree button dress?)

Unlike the hard (though very sexy) sandal heels she inspired Jimmy Choo to create in honour of her, Iris' collection represents her attitude, colour and comfort.  And while Hollywood starlets struggle to 'find themselves' with flighty collaborations, the Queens native is refreshingly honest with her collaborative reasoning, whether it's her in-depth knowledge of the product, or  she's simply in need of 'a few ­shekels.' We hope this 'rare bird' continues, for whatever reason, to leave her impressive mark on the industry. To see Iris Apfel's flamboyant style, click through the gallery above!


All posts must obey the house rules, if you object to any comments please let us know and we'll take the appropriate action. (Mon Oct 22 17:24:20 BST 2012): Really enjoying the fact that she has developed a line of flats, rather than going for the typical 'fashionista' heel. These designs will suit all ages - they are so simple and fun!
Karmyn's Korner (Tue Oct 23 00:28:05 BST 2012): Every photo in the above slideshow of Iris Apfel makes my heart go pitter patter..her sense of style I try to emulate...she is on the top of my list of Fashion Icons! I am a huge huge fan of hers..I would probably faint if I met her face to face! Fashionable, affordable, stylish, comfort we're talking!
Karmyn's Korner (Tue Oct 23 00:44:47 BST 2012): Fashion can be bought, Style one must possess! my top 3 Style Divas are Iris Apfel, Nan Kempner & Carmen Dell'Orefice!
Michele Sensale (Tue Oct 23 01:19:12 BST 2012): Karmyn, my dear, YOURS is the sense of style I am dying (and trying) to emulate. You've got it, girl.
Karmyn's Korner (Tue Oct 23 01:26:37 BST 2012): thanks Michele..but can you believe Iris Apfel just celebrated #91...she is my total inspiration.......................I HOPE YOU VIEWED THE tells it all............